I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Life Coach, and Registered Nurse licensed in Michigan, a Nationally Certified Counselor, and a member of the American Counseling Association. and the Michigan Counseling Association. I have 25-years of experience working as a Counselor and Life Coach. . I graduated with High Honors from Aquinas College with a BSN in Nursing and a BS in Psychology. I graduated from Western Michigan University with High Honors and received an MA in Counseling Psychology.
I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, compulsive eating disorders, and career challenges, I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. As an RN and an LPC, I have helped many people with cancer and other life-challenging conditions and their families cope with their illnesses. I have facilitated support groups for Hospice, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of LGBTQIA+), Cancer support, Pet Loss, Career, and Compulsive Eating. I co-facilitate "The Art of Healing" retreats with Dr. Bernie Siegel.
I am a Contributing Author for Star Nations Magazine and I have been a Contributing Author for a chapter in a book written by Dr. Bernie Siegel entitled, "Faith, Hope & Healing'" which describes my journey with kidney cancer. I recently wrote a chapter in Dr. Siegel's new book, 'Love, Animals, and Miracles." The name of the chapter I wrote was "Maltese Miracle" which is a story about my little 5-pound Maltese dog named Bernie.
My therapeutic style can be described as warm and integrative, assessing the needs and style that will best serve the person. I use a mix between Cognitive-Behavioral Psychotherapy and various holistic approaches, including positive psychology. I believe in exploring the connection between the body and the mind to treat all of the individual's needs. I believe that an individual must explore many areas of their functioning to ensure optimum physical and emotional health. I am positively focused to help the person move forward constructively with their life, and past their current obstacles.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I have read, understand, and agree to the Client Terms of Service at https://www.betterhelp.com/terms/ 24
This includes understanding and agreeing that:
My Better Help clinician cannot provide, verify, or produce reports related to clinical diagnosis of a mental health condition. While trained to do so, services of this nature must be provided outside of the Better Help site/services at the discretion of my provider.
My Better Help clinician cannot provide proof of attendance at, or reports regarding progress in, use of the site or services provided through the site. This includes documentation for court, custody agreements, employers, or any other party.
My Better Help clinician cannot provide letters of support for Emotional Support Animal designations (or ESA’s.)
I understand that I can seek out online therapy with Ruth Vanden Bosch, RN, LPC, NCC or another clinician OUTSIDE of Better Help if I have needs for clinical diagnosis, biopsychosocial assessment with diagnosis (including psychological testing), or referrals for treatment that come from the legal system, child welfare services, or my employer, and may require documentation or proof of attendance.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Expats, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
MI LPC 6401002182
Ruth is absolutely amazing to work. Shes so easy to open up to and really listens too. Shes done so much more for me in the short time I have worked with her than I ever could have hoped for
Written on Nov 09, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues
Tried a couple therapists before sticking with Ruth. Super kind and very experienced always has a great way of relating with her own experience - learning a lot about myself and managing a new period of my life with her help!!
Written on Nov 08, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Ruth allows for me to feel heard and has greatly helped me in mending my mental health. I am thankful for her.
Written on Oct 25, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I appreciate Ruth's guidance and support.
Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes
I love her, she’s great!
Written on Jun 20, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Ruth is amazing. I had a great experience working with her. She always listens and makes me feel like my feelings are valid, but also provides support and tips to help me overcome negative feelings and thoughts. She helped me so much! I can’t explain how much of an impact she has had on me and my mental health.
Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Ruth for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd